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If All 2012: Calendar of Public Events

Calendar of Public Events

Tues. Jan. 3     7:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Chili Public Library      3333 Chili Ave. CHILI(Sponsored by Friends of the Chili Public Library) Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 889-2200.
Sat. Jan. 21  10:30am-12:00pm Creative Approaches to The Madonnas of Leningrad: A Training for Teachers and Book Discussion Leaders1   Writers & Books 740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free but registration required. Email karen@wab.org by Tues. Jan. 17 at 5pm to reserve a space.
Mon. Feb. 67:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Winton Branch Library
611 Winton Rd. N. ROCHESTER
Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 428-8204.
Wed. Feb. 87:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad with the Women Who Love to Read Book Club Lift Bridge Book Shop45 Main St. BROCKPORT Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 637-2260.
Wed. Feb. 152:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Fairport Public Library                                 1 Fairport Village
Landing            FAIRPORT
Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 223-9091.
Fri. Feb. 17     12:15pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Winton Branch Library                                 611 Winton Rd. N.            ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 428-8204.
Wed. Feb. 29     7:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad with the Titles Over Tea Book Discussion Group Barnes & Noble330 Greece Ridge
Center Dr. ROCHESTER
Free. No pre-registration  required. For more information call (585) 227-1495.
Thurs. March 1 8:00pm Screening of the film The Mirror (1975, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky)2 Dryden Theatre George Eastman House900 East Ave. ROCHESTER Admission: $8/$6 W&B and GEH members. For information visit http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org/.
Fri. March 2
6:00-9:00pm
First Friday Art History Scavenger Hunt and screenings of Russian Ark (2002, directed by Aleksandr Sokurov)2,3 Writers & Books 740 University Ave. and other First Friday venues ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information see www.firstfridayrochester.org.
Fri. March 2 7:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad LAVA (Literature and Visual Arts)First Unitarian Church200 Winton Rd. S.

ROCHESTER

Free. No registration required. For more information email Bill Fugate at wrfugate@frontiernet.net.
Saturday, March 3 at 11am Ekphrastic museum tour with Kitty Jospe Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium500 University Ave.ROCHESTER Free for MAG and W&B members and included in general Gallery admission ($12). For more information call (585) 276-8900.
Thurs. March 8 6:30-8:30pm Video: Iris (2001, directed by Richard Eyre)2 Penfield Public Library1985 Baird Rd.

PENFIELD

Free but registration required beginning Feb. 23. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Thurs. March 8 7:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad with the Discover New Writers group Barnes & Noble 1070 Ridge Rd.WEBSTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 872-9735.
Fri. March 912:15-1:00pm Live on-line book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Writers & Books’ website: www.wab.org Free and open to the public.
Sun. March 112:00pm Illustrated book review of The Madonnas of Leningrad by Memorial Art Gallery Curator of Education Marlene Hamann-Whitmore Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium500 University Ave.ROCHESTER Free for MAG and W&B members and included in general Gallery admission ($12). For more information call (585) 276-8900.
Mon. March 12 7:00pm Video: The Rape of Europa (2006, directed by Richard Berge and Bonni Cohen)2 Writers & Books740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 473-2590.
Thurs. March 15 1:30-3:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Valley Manor 1570 East Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 770-1956 or email Gail Reeves at greeves@seniorsfirstonline.com.
Thurs. March 15 6:30-8:30pm Video: Away From Her (2006, directed by Sarah Polley)2 Penfield Public Library1985 Baird Rd.

PENFIELD

Free but registration required beginning March 1. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Mon. March 19 7:00pm Video: Russian Ark (2002, directed by Aleksandr Sokurov)2 Writers & Books740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 473-2590.
Tues. March 201:30pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Pittsford Community Library24 State St.

PITTSFORD

Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 249-5486.
Tues. March 201:30-3:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Brighton Memorial Library2300 Elmwood
Ave.
ROCHESTER BRIGHTON(Sponsored by Friends of the Brighton Memorial Library)
Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 784-5300.
March 216:30-8:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Ontario Public Library1850 Ridge Road

Ontario, NY 14519

For more information call (315) 524-8381
Wed. March 21 7:00-8:30pm Presentation: The Siege of Leningrad: Death and Destruction on the Eastern Front (with Nazareth College History Professor Paul F. Morris) Penfield Public Library1985 Baird Rd.

PENFIELD

Free but registration required beginning March 7. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Wed. March 21 12-1 pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County 115 South Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 428-8375.
Wed. March 21 7:00 pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Brighton Memorial Library
2300 Elmwood Ave
ROCHESTER BRIGHTON(Sponsored by Friends of the Brighton Memorial Library)
Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 784-5300.
Thurs. March 22 12:00pm Brownbag Lunch book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad The GoodBookstore935 East Ave. ROCHESTER Free; no registration required. For more information call (585) 473-8634.
Thurs. March 22 7:00-8:30pm Presentation: “Heroism is for the Sated”: The Siege of Leningrad, 1941–44 (with University of Rochester History Professor Matthew Lenoe) Pittsford Community Library24 State St.

PITTSFORD

Free but registration required. To register or for more information call (585) 249-5486.
Thurs. March 22 7:00-9:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Rush Public Library 5977 E. Henrietta Rd.RUSH Free but registration required. To register or for more information call (585) 533-1370.
Thurs. March 22 7:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad with the Words on Women group Barnes & Noble 1070 Ridge Rd.WEBSTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 872-9735.
Fri. March 2312:00-1:00pm Author Debra Dean talks live with radio host Bob Smith and local callers on “1370 Connection” WXXI Radio—1370 AM Free
Mon. March 26 7:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Fairport Public Library1 Fairport Village Landing

FAIRPORT

Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 223-9091.
Monday, March 26, 7pm Panel discussion:Panelists include teachers of art history, global history, and creative writing, as well as an expert on Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

School of the Arts, 45 Prince St., Rochester
Mon. March 26 7:30-8:30pm Live on-line book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Writers & Books’ website: www.wab.org Free and open to the public.
Tues. March 27 7:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Red Jacket Community Library 7 Lehigh Ave. @ Rte. 21 SHORTSVILLE Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 289-3559.
Wed. March 28
3:00-4:30pm
An afternoon with Debra Dean: reading followed by Q&A and book signing Nazareth College Linehan Chapel4245 East Ave.

ROCHESTER (Sponsored by The Marie Callahan Reading Center Memorial Fund and the Graduate Literacy Programs of Nazareth College)

Free. No registration required. For more information call Dr. Naomi Erdmann at (585) 389-2614.
Wed. March 28, 7:00-9:30pm  An evening with Debra Dean: reading followed by Q&A and book signing  Penfield Public Library/Community Center1985 Baird Rd.

Penfield

 

Free but registration required beginning February 28. To register orfor more information call (585) 340-8720.
Thurs. March 29 6:00pm An evening with Debra Dean: reading followed by Q&A and book signing Rochester Institute of Technology Reading Room, Campus Life CenterOne Lomb Memorial Dr.

HENRIETTA

Free. No registration required. For more information email karen@wab.org.
Thurs. March 29 7:00-9:00pm Book discussion of The Madonnas of Leningrad Rush Public Library 5977 E. Henrietta Rd.
RUSH
Free but registration required. Call (585) 533-1370.
Fri. March 30 12:00-1:30pm On-stage interview and book signing with Debra Dean Monroe Community College Building 3, Warshof Conference Center, Monroe A & B1000 East Henrietta Rd. HENRIETTA (Parking in Lot N) Free but registration required. Reservations can be made online at www.monroecctickets.com or by calling (585) 292-2534.
Fri. March 303:00-4:30pm An afternoon with Debra Dean: reading followed by Q&A and book signing Valley Manor1570 East Ave.

ROCHESTER

Free but registration required. Call (585) 770-1956 or email Gail Reeves at greeves@seniorsfirstonline.com.
Fri. March 305:30-7:30pm An intimate evening with Debra Dean Private residence in Park Ave. neighborhood of Rochester (address provided with tickets) Tickets: $50. Available by calling (585) 473-2590 x107 or online at www.wab.org.
Sat. March 31 10:00-11:30am Master Class for Writers with Debra Dean Writers & Books740 University Ave.ROCHESTER $35 general public/$30 W&B members and full-time students with ID. To register call W&B at (585) 473-2590, x107 by Thurs. March 24 at 9pm. Register Online for Master Class For Writers with Debra Dean
Saturday April 7 at 11am Ekphrastic museum tour with Kitty Jospe Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium500 University Ave.ROCHESTER Free for MAG and W&B members and included in general Gallery admission ($12). For more information call (585) 276-8900.
Saturday April 14 at 11am Ekphrastic museum tour with Kitty Jospe Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium500 University Ave.ROCHESTER Free for MAG and W&B members and included in general Gallery admission ($12). For more information call (585) 276-8900.
Saturday April 21 at 11am Ekphrastic museum tour with Kitty Jospe Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium500 University Ave.ROCHESTER Free for MAG and W&B members and included in general Gallery admission ($12). For more information call (585) 276-8900.
Saturday April 28 at 11am Ekphrastic museum tour with Kitty Jospe Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium500 University Ave.ROCHESTER Free for MAG and W&B members and included in general Gallery admission ($12). For more information call (585) 276-8900.

 

Register Online for Master Class For Writers with Debra Dean

 

The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
(paperback version) is available for sale at Writers & Books at a cover price of $15.00.
Writers & Books offers a discount to members (just ask at the bookstore)
and bulk discounts to schools and book groups;
please email karen@wab.org for more information about bulk sales.

Visit the Writers & Books web site at www.wab.org for more information.

DETAILS ABOUT CALENDAR EVENTS

1. Creative Approaches to The Madonnas of Leningrad: A Training for Teachers and Book Discussion Leaders. Join Wendy Low, former Youth Education and Outreach Coordinator at Writers & Books, and Karen vanMeenen, “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book…” Coordinator and RIT Lecturer, for a presentation and discussion of various approaches to teaching and discussing The Madonnas of Leningrad. The discussion will revolve around analyzing the writer’s craft; character development, choices and change; social and cultural issues raised within the text; the use of creative writing and personal writing assignments in the classroom; and other pertinent information. This workshop is geared toward anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the book, especially book discussion leaders and teachers looking for insight and creative approaches to the learning process. Sat. Jan. 21, 10:30am-12:00pm at W&B. Free but registration required: email karen@wab.org by Tues. Jan. 17 at 5pm.

2. The Mirror (1975, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 107 min., Russian with English subtitles). This 1975 masterpiece from the late Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky combines personal reminiscences, newsreel footage and Tarkovsky’s own father’s haunting poetry into an intoxicating, dream-like mediation on memory and the fast-receding past. Russian Ark (2002, directed by Aleksandr Sokurov, 99 min., Russian with English subtitles). A 19th-century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years. This unique feature film is comprised of one single shot/take. The Train (1964, directed by John Frankenheimer, 133 min.). In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. Iris (2001, directed by Richard Eyre, 91 min.). True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The Rape of Europa (2006, directed by Richard Berge and Bonni Cohen, 117 min.). An award-winning documentary that tells the story of Nazi Germany’s plundering of Europe’s great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage. Away From Her (2006, directed by Sarah Polley, 110 min.). A man copes with the institutionalization of his wife due to Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Join us on Friday, March 2 as we kickoff this year’s “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book…” program with an Art History Scavenger Hunt as part of First Friday, with prizes! Visit participating First Friday venues and answer the questions about displayed artworks from the novel (see the W&B web site and the First Friday website on March 1 to download the questionnaire). Bring a completed scavenger hunt list to W&B by 9pm on Friday, March 2 to receive a free copy of the novel or passes for free admission to local cultural venues such as the Memorial Art Gallery, the Rochester Museum and Science Center and the Strong Museum of Play. The film Russian Ark will also be screened (on video) at W&B at 6pm and again at 7:45pm. This event is free and open to the public. For information on W&B events visit www.wab.org. For information about the monthly First Friday events visit www.firstfridayrochester.org.

Special thanks to our program partners, presenters and sponsors.